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What’s next for the entrepreneur behind Layoffs.FYI

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single person, think about their work and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha interviewed Roger Lee, an entrepreneur who’s spent the better part of a decade building tools for employees and employers alike. Lee is the creator of Layoffs.FYI and co-founder of Comprehensive and Human Interest.

Here’s what we got into:

  • Roger’s introduction to entrepreneurship during the dot-com bubble
  • How the pandemic de-stigmatized layoffs
  • How Comprehensive – described as the inverse of Layoffs.FYI – is helping employees level-up
  • The importance of crowdsourcing and to monetize, or not to monetize…transparency
  • We ended, as usual, with a lightning round and learned where Lee’s career could have gone if he didn’t take the founder path (hint: it’s not VC).

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